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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 94 (Nov. 16/17)

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MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: November 16th, 2017

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Card Set Old Price New Price Increase
Ebony Horse Arabian Nights $3.00 $9.00 $6.00
Nicol Bolas Legends $55.00 $140.00 $85.00
Defense Grid (Foil) Urza’s Legacy $40.00 $100.00 $60.00
Moggcatcher (Foil) Nemesis $12.00 $26.00 $14.00
Diamond Valley Arabian Nights 350 550 $200.00
Multani, Maro-Sorcerer Urza’s Legacy $115.00 $175.00 $60.00
Angus Mackenzie Legends $120.00 $165.00 $45.00

 

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Segment 2:  Picks of the Week

James’s Picks:

Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Spirebluff Canal (foil) Kaladesh 8 1 year $15.00 $30.00
Anguished Unmaking (Game Day Promo) WPN Promo 8 6-12 months $6.00 $15.00
Unclaimed Territory (League Promo) WPN Promo 8 12-18 months $3.50 $8.00

 

Cliff’s Picks:

Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Earthcraft Tempest 9 2 years $30.00 $80.00
Path of Ancestry Commander 2017 9 1 year $2.50 $8.00
Bloodspore Thrinax Commander 2015 7 18 months $2.00 $8.00


Segment 3: Metagame Review

James and Cliff break down GP Atlanta, with a review of the top decks, what got camera time, and what cards are going to move based on the current state of Standard.

Segment 4: Unstable Previews and MTG Finance

Cliff and James dive into a discussion of what Unstable represents, who it’s for, and what’s worth looking at. Comparisons to other sets and long-term outlook on what this set could have been are also brought up.

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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 93 (Nov. 9th/17)

MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: November 9th, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Card Set Foil? Start Finish $ Change
Skyline Despot Conspiracy: Take the Crown Y $4.50 $12.00 $7.50
Vraska, Relic Hunter Ixalan Y $25.00 $50.00 $25.00
Sustaining Spirit Alliances N $1.66 $3.25 $1.59
Angel of Invention Kaladesh N $6.00 $11.00 $5.00
Greed Legends N $25.00 $38.00 $13.00
Champion of the Parish Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed N 3 5 $2.00
Grapeshot Time Spiral Y $3.75 $6.00 $2.25
Chord of Calling Ravnica Y $50.00 $80.00 $30.00

 

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Segment 2: Picks of the Week

James’ Picks:

Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Hour of Revelation (foil) Hour of Devastation   7 2 years $2.00 $8.00
Vizier of the Menagerie (foil) Amonkhet   8 1-2 years $6.00 $15.00

 

Cliff’s Picks:

Card Set Confidence (1-10) Timeline Current Price Target Price
Duskwatch Recruiter (Foil) Shadows over Innistrad   7 2 years $2.00 $8.00
Docent of Perfection (foil) Eldritch Moon   8 1-2 years $6.00 $15.00
The Locust God Hour of Devastation   7 18 months $7.00 $20.00

 


Disclosure: James and Cliff may own, or intend to own, speculative copies of the above cards.

 

Segment 3: Metagame in Review

James and Cliff explore Pro Tour Ixalan, with the archetypes that did well and the cards that may gain in value as a result.

Segment 4: Interview with Collins Mullen

Fresh off of taking down an SCG Open with his innovative Five-Color Humans deck, the crew talks to Collins about the process that led to this deck, and a lively game of ‘Is this Human worth consideration?’ ensues.

 

Cliff is an avid Magic player, and hardcore Cuber. He’s been at this since 1995, and clearly remembers what happens to one’s wallet when Wizards releases three new sets in three summer months.

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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 88 (Oct 5th/17)

MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: Oct 5th, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Volrath's Shapeshifter

Volrath’s Shapeshifter (STR, Rare)
Start: $.80
Finish: $22.00
Gain: +$21.20 (+2650%)

Rishadan Footpad (MM, Uncommon)
Start: $0.50
Finish: $8.50
Gain: +$8.00 (+1600%)

Approach of the Second Sun (AMK, Rare)
Start: $.75
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +2.25 (+300%)

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Diachan, Artful Beauty (CMA, Foil Rare)
Start: $7.00
Finish: $22.00
Gain: +15.00 (+214%)

Rishadan Brigand (MM, Rare)
Start: $7.00
Finish: $20.00
Gain: +$13.00 (+185%)

Heroic Intervention (AER, Foil Rare)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $14.00
Gain: +$9.00 (+180%)

Deathgorge Scavenger (IXL, Rare)
Start: $2.00
Finish: $5.50
Gain: +$3.50 (+175%)

Rishadan Cutpurse (MM, Foil Common)
Start: $8.00
Finish: $22.00
Gain: +$14.00 (+175%)

Hostage Taker (IXL, Rare)
Start: $7.00
Finish: $18.00
Gain: +$11.00 (+157%)

Mirari’s Wake (CON, Foil Rare)
Start: $35.00
Finish: $80.00
Gain: +$45.00 (+129%)

Segment 2: Picks of the Week

James’ Picks:

Thought-Knot Seer

  1. Thought-Knot Seer (OGW, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $7.00 to $20.00 (+13.00/185%) 6-18+ months)

2. Sigarda’s Aid (EMN, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $3.50 to $10.00 (+6.50/+185%, 12-18+ months)

3. Eldritch Evolution (EMN, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $5.00 to $15.00 (+10.00/+200%, 6-12+ months)

Travis Picks:

Assemble the Legion

Duskwatch Recruiter

  1. Assemble the Legion (GTC, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 9: $6.00 to $15.00 (+9.00/+150%, 6-12+ months)

2. Phyrexian Metamorph (NPH, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $9.00 to $20.00 (+11.00/+122%, 0-12+ months)

Disclosure: Travis and James may own, or intend to own, speculative copies of the above cards.

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys talked over the most recent Standard results, pointing out the dominance of Walking Ballista, Hostage Taker and The Scarab God.

James Chillcott is the CEO of ShelfLife.net, The Future of Collecting, Senior Partner at Advoca, a designer, adventurer, toy fanatic and an avid Magic player and collector since 1994.

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MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 87 (Sep 29th/17)

MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: Sep 29, 2017

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Thran Lens

Thran Lens (UZL, Foil Rare)
Start: $1.50
Finish: $17.00
Gain: +$15.50 (+1033%)

Archenemy Schemes (Archenemy)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $5.00
Gain: +$4.00 (+400%)

Pangosaur (MM, Foil Rare)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +2.00 (+200%)

Time of Need (COK, Foil Rare)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $15.00
Gain: +10.00 (+200%)

Morphling (UZS, Rare)
Start: $5.00
Finish: $13.00
Gain: +$8.00 (+160%)

Duress (DCI Arena Foil Promo)
Start: $25.00
Finish: $65.00
Gain: +$40.00 (+160%)

Phyrexian Reclamation (URL, Foil Uncommon)
Start: $38.00
Finish: $95.00
Gain: +$57.00 (+100%)

Hateflayer (EVN, Rare)
Start: $1.25
Finish: $3.00
Gain: +$1.75 (+140%)

Blasphemous Act (INN, Foil Rare)
Start: $9.00
Finish: $20.00
Gain: +$11.00 (+122%)

Living Wish (JUD, Rare)
Start: $3.50
Finish: $7.00
Gain: +$3.50 (+100%)

Segment 2: Picks of the Week

James’ Picks:

Paradox Engine

  1. Paradox Engine (Masterpiece Series Foil)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $45.00 to $80.00 (+35.00/78%) 6-18+ months)

2. Rishkar’s Expertise (Aether Revolt, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $2.50 to $10.00 (+7.50/+300%, 12-18+ months)

3. Lifecrafter’s Bestiary (Aether Revolt, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $3.00 to $10.00 (+7.00/+233%, 6-12+ months)

Travis Picks:

Verdurous Gearhulk

Duskwatch Recruiter

  1. Verdurous Gearhulk (KLD, Foil Mythic)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 9: $7.00 to $20.00 (+13.00/+185%, 6-12+ months)

2. Torrential Gearhulk (KLD, Mythic)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $15.00 to $30.00 (+15.00/+100%, 0-12+ months)

Disclosure: Travis and James may own, or intend to own, speculative copies of the above cards.

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

The guys took a peek at some early online results for the developing Standard metagame and discussed where things may go from here.

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

The guys plowed through a grab bag of user questions.

James Chillcott is the CEO of ShelfLife.net, The Future of Collecting, Senior Partner at Advoca, a designer, adventurer, toy fanatic and an avid Magic player and collector since 1994.

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